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-- WITH PHOTO -- TO LEGAL AFFAIRS, NATIONAL, AND RELIGION EDITORS:
Liberty Institute Opposes HOA's RequestTo Shutdown Dallas Jewish
Congregation's Religious Practice
PLANO, Texas, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Liberty
Institute, on behalf of its client Congregation Toras Chaim, will
encourage a district judge to deny a request from a homeowner's
association for a temporary injunction that would effectively end
community religious practice for 30 Orthodox Jewish families in North
The public hearing on the lawsuit-- David R. Schneider, v. Judith D.
Gothelf, Mark B. Gothelf and Congregation Toras Chaim, Inc., and
Highlands of McKamy IV and V Community Improvement Association v.
Judith D. Gothelf and Mark B. Gothelf-is scheduled for 9:00 AM CT in
the 429th District Court of Collin County, 2100 Bloomdale Rd.,
McKinney. Following the hearing, a Liberty Institute attorney will be
available for interviews.
"We are hopeful that the judge will not disrupt these families' access
to their religious community and effectively ban their religious
practices," said Justin Butterfield, Liberty Institute Senior Counsel.
"This would be an egregious violation of their right to religious
In the case, Liberty Institute attorneys cite that, contrary to the
purpose of a temporary injunction to preserve the status quo, granting
a temporary injunction against Congregation Toras Chaim would shutdown
worship and impede its members from continuing to carryout its
activities in homes within the Highlands of McKamy as it has done for
more than three years. This would violate the Texas Religious Freedom
Restoration Act and the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized
Persons Act because it places a substantial burden on the
congregation's religious practices.
Liberty Institute is a national nonprofit legal group dedicated to
defending and restoring religious liberty across America - in our
schools, for our churches, inside our military and throughout the
public arena. Liberty's vision is to reestablish religious liberty in
accordance with the principles of our Founding Fathers. For
information, visit www.LibertyInstitute.org.
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